Target player shuffles up to three target cards from his or her graveyard into his or her library.
Draw a card.
When Gaea's Blessing is put into your graveyard from your library, shuffle your graveyard into your library.
Printings View all
|Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR)||None|
|Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON)||None|
|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Uncommon|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Uncommon|
|Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Gaea's Blessing occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.05%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Gaea's Blessing Discussion
4 weeks ago
So, the printing of Saskia in the upcoming SLD has been the inspiration/encouragement/reason I needed to finally start building her, but I am a bit stuck with how to go about it. I currently have a bunch of directions in my head, but I need to file it down to make it work. Here are my vibes so far:
Legends! I have found a bunch of combat-focused/synergistic to goof around with Saskia's ability, and I think a Legends theme could be very functional in a midrange value deck. Cards like Aurelia, the Warleader, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Queen Marchesa, Marisi, Breaker of the Coil, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Zurgo Helmsmasher and Shalai, Voice of Plenty really offer a powerful way to supply the beatdown. I would of course throw in all of the Legends support spells, like Reki, History of Kamigawa, Captain Sisay (also in the SLD, by the way), Time of Need and Heroes' Podium.
Sunforger! I love this card, and being in four colors gives me a bunch of really great targets to get my damage through, protect my board, find my answers to threats and grind out the game. A few stand-outs from my preliminary research include Naya Charm, Boros Charm, Eladamri's Call, Enlightened Tutor, Signal the Clans, Congregation at Dawn and Crackling Doom, and all of the best instant-speed removal I could want in pieces like StP, PtE, and personal favorite: Crush Contraband. There would need to be a couple Sunforger synergies to make this work, such as graveyard->library shuffle effects like Mistveil Plains or maybe even Gaea's Blessing? Not sure about graveyard shuffling effects, so I am open to suggestion.
Curses! Saskia already reads like a Curse on a creature body, so I thought this may be a weird direction to go in! There are several fantastic Aura Curses in these colors, and I could run an enchantress-style of deck using these cards as a way to delay my opponents' plans and encourage them to attack each other instead of me. Good examples of cards to run in this theme are Curse of Disturbance, Curse of Bounty, Curse of Bloodletting, Curse of Opulence, and while not a Curse, Captive Audience is pretty hilarious - especially when cast against the right opponent. I would obviously run the supports cards to make this strategy work, such as the enchantress creatures and enchantment-casting synergies of the like.
So, I think some subset (maybe all?) of these themes and strategies could coexist, but I would love to see what y'all think. What could I do with my favorite badass asskicker?
1 month ago
1 month ago
The thing with Gaea's Blessing, you’re not “getting the cards back”, they’re going in your deck. Having a card in your graveyard is effectively the same as the bottom 1/2-2/3rds of a deck - in that it’s not going to see play that game. The only difference is you know about it.
So I would say to just not worry about stuff that ends up in your grave as side-effects from other spells - you’re better off having the cards you did draw having strong impacts with the game, rather than fret over what you’re not drawing.
1 month ago
Thanks for your comment wallisface
Of course this is a janky deck that tries to win some matches, but it is not even close to be even a tier 2 deck.
I agree that Remand does a poor job protecting the creatures, where Negate or more Dovin's Veto would do a better job. In the beginning I felt the deck needed more card draw, but I think replacing it would be a better option.
As for Gaea's Blessing, functions as card draw and allows to recover any non-permanent card that goes to the graveyard with Glacial Revelation. I hate when my counter spells end in the graveyard and I cannot recover them, any suggestion to replace this card?
As for Dead of Winter, I come across some decks with little amount of creatures, but I guess it depends on the meta, but it usually works in an awesome way.
1 month ago
Remand will do a really poor job of protecting your creatures, especially against Path
Gaea's Blessing seems pointless
imo Dead of Winter is a mainboard card, it gives you the time you need to benefit from your decks card draw, and helps reset the board in states where you’re behind. It also gives you more time to flip your squid.
2 months ago
Drop Gaea's Blessing for Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre ? Only asking because Gaea's Blessing will only reshuffle your graveyard if it is milled from your library. Its a good ability, but you can not discard it to get the same effect that both Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre 's abilities.
Great Deck BTW +1
2 months ago
Hi Joseph, I love your videos on Casually Competitive MTG. Glad to see more cEDH content on YouTube. Even more if you talk about Gitrog. Keep it up! As a froggy player, I have to recommend the inclusion of others fetchlands ( Polluted Delta , Wooded Foothills , the new Prismatic Vista ...) and the nutty Nurturing Peatland ! Maybe utility lands like Command Beacon and Homeward Path too! Just to give your Realms Uncharted a bit more value and versatility! Then I don’t like very much the presence of both eldrazi titans! Ad Nauseam is much weaker and in general they are dead draws. I think that Gaea's Blessing in the deck is enough to make the combo resilient.
3 months ago
Mesmeric Orb and Basalt Monolith can let you fill your 'yard for Delirium by using the mana Monolith produces to just turn around and untap it over and over, and it would fit in your suite of stax artifacts quite well. Relic Barrier doesn't really seem to fit said suite, so I feel it would be a prime replacement.
Similarly, the tap/untap synergizes well with a lot of what you already have. That being said, something else to consider is Gaea's Blessing to add in a little bit of resilience and to allow you to regurgitate things back into your library by milling into it with Mesmeric Orb.